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ALL students will need to order the new “dry-fit” polo and black shorts that are on the 2014-15 Information and Contribution form. (Link to Band Forms). These are new uniform items, and are required.  The sizes do not run as big as the old polo shirts we previously used, so you should be able to order true to size. The form does not include an extra small (XS), so if you want to an order an XS, please write is “XS” in the left margin.  

The forms you need to turn in are: (*discussed at the New Parent Meeting)

Band Button/Decal Order Form (optional)

Volunteer Form (optional)

You may use one check for all items and for more than one student.

Checks should be made out to the East High Band Boosters, and completed forms and checks should be mailed to the Booster Treasurer Anne Loudon at 3647 South 77th Street, Lincoln, NE 68506. Please submit your forms by JUNE 4, 2014, so that we can order all items in a timely manner.

Clothing, gloves, shoes, buttons and decals will be distributed in August during Band Camp.

You will also find a Lincoln East Band Volunteer Form on the forms page . The Boosters need many volunteers to help with a wide variety of tasks to benefit the band program and our students. Please consider volunteering!

If you have any questions, please contact Booster President Glenda Pierce at

Summer Band Schedule - 2014 (print)

Monday Afternoon Music Rehearsals: June 16, 23, 30 and July 14

  • Woodwinds 1:00-2:30
  • Brass 2:30-4:00
  • Drumline/Frontline 1:00-4:00
  • Color Guard 1:00-4:00

Band Camp

  • July 21 Leadership Day 9-12, 1-4
  • July 22-25 Drumline/Frontline 9-12, 1-4
  • July 23 ALL Rookies (except Drumline, 9-12, 1-4 Frontline and Colorguard)
  • July 24-25 FULL BAND 9-12, 1-4
  • July 28-Aug. 1 FULL BAND 9-12, 1-4, 6-8:30

Note: Band Exhibition Performance for parents, & friends will be at Seacrest Field on Friday, August 1, at 8:00 pm.

Evening Rehearsals

  • Aug. 5 & 7 FULL BAND 6-8:30

Great Pictures

SMUG MUG account

Special LPS photos - thanks to Zachary Baehr

Full Band Handbook


Drawstring bag

Purchase a Lincoln East Band drawstring bag for $10.00 each.  See Julie Hinds to purchase a bag.  Her Email is

Several fundraising opportunities will be available for students who plan to go on the big trip in March, 2013. Please contact Jaimie McGowan for more information.

Spartan Wear Order FormOrder your Spartan Wear Sweatshirts, polos, beanies

Order sheet

Meet the new Assistant Director

Mr. Kenney received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in May, 2012. After completing his student teaching at Lincoln East High School, he applied for and was offered the position of Assistant Band Director at East. His primary focus as an instructor there now is to teach Music Technology, Music Theory, and Guitar 1 & 2 while assisting Mr. Thorpe, Mrs. Smith, and Mr. Whitman in other music areas. Mr. Kenney will direct the Pep Band, Brass Choir, musical pit, and is the Tri-M music honor society sponsor and the technology chair for the music department. He met his fiancée, Catelyn, as a Resident Assistant at the University of Nebraska. They are to be married in July of 2013

Minutes for April Band Booster Meeting

Stay informed

Email Roster for Band Boosters and Band Members:  If you would like to receive updates in this manner, please send your email address to John Harroun at  (East High does NOT provide Email addresses to the Band Boosters.) Please include the name of your student and their grade.

The Band Program
Students at Lincoln East are very fortunate to have a wide variety of quality music ensemble opportunities. Below is a brief summary of each group and its role in the East Band Program. These ensembles can be subdivided into two major groups: Co-Curricular and Extra-Curricular.

Co-curricular ensembles meet during the school day and you must be enrolled through Lincoln East to participate. You receive a grade for these ensembles and therefore must adhere to the grading requirements set forth by each class.

Extra-Curricular ensembles are not classes. They typically meet outside the school day and in no way are required to be in Band at East. They are meant to be extra opportunities that are open to East Band students.

Band Staff

Mr. Tom Thorpe, Director;
Mr. Paul Kenney, Assistant Director;
Mr. Del Whitman, Assistant Director & Department Chair;

Ms. Jessica Merten, Color Guard Coordinator
Mr. Aaron Bush, Drumline Instructor


since September 23, 2009